Tuesday, October 05, 2010

high school reunions...

so i have a high school reunion coming up next summer. i am totally going. cause i think it will be fun.... and why the hell wouldn't i go???

soooo, my question is... do you bring your significant other to these things? i mean, in all honesty, it seems stupid to drag them to something like that. i don't care if boyfriend's there with me, but will he even have fun?? he won't know a single person. i'll be lucky if i recognize anyone in real life (i'm horrible with that shit, so introducing him to people should be loads of fun. "babe, this is.. um.. yep.")

and won't i spend all my time catching up with everyone? being social and chatty and talking about stupid shit and old memories and stuff? basically, boyfriend will be there but he'll be totally ditched the whole time?? or will i not do that? who are we kidding, i would totally do that.

it just seems weird to bring someone who didn't go to your high school to the reunion. lol or maybe i'm just weird.

talk to me people.

9 comments:

Jill said...

I went to my 40th reunion and wished I hadn't. Not that I didn't enjoy seeing people I went to school with but most of them I didn't reconize. I asked husband if he wanted to go and he thought about it and then said "no" and I left it at that. The reunion was relative local so it wasn't even that he would stay in the hotel and then we could go and see something we never did before. I guess the point is, ask him. Would you go to his?

Anonymous said...

When I had my 10 year reunion (gosh - almost 8 years ago), my husband went. He had a good time, but he was lucky to have 2 buddies there who are husbands of my friends. There was a room set up with a pool table where they hung out while me and my friends whooped it up with each other. It worked out really well, because I don't think it would have been as fun if I had to worry about him being given enough attention while we were there. Instead, we just checked on the guys every so often and then they came out to the dance floor during slow songs. The rest of the time we caught up with each other.

Scientific Lutheran said...

my dad used to have more fun than my mom at my mom's class reunion's.

I say take him.

Anonymous said...

No reason to bring your partner unless he is dying to hang out with a bunch of people he doesn't know who will all be talking about things he has no frame of reference for. I went to mine, without my husband, and he went to his, without me.

Anonymous said...

I have 2 college reunions this month (about 20 years give or take - ok, give, ugh). Although my DH has met some of these people last year he has decided not to go for the reasons you named in your post. He knows I will be distracted by all the shiny objects (hopefully larger, ahem, shiny objects), but worried about him too.

Sometimes the walk down memory lane is best by yourself if they don't know most of the people there. In your case, like me, I don't keep in touch with these people regularly and haven't for 20 years. It will be a fun time though since FB has brought a lot of us back together through cyberspace.

Betsy

nancy said...

mine is next week i am going alone. hubby has no interest and will not know anyone. this is fine with me since i get to catchup and not worry he is bored

Victoria Merrill said...

When I went to my 20th in '08, I brought my husband. Most of my classmates brought a sig-other. As there was an open bar (and snacks) my Huz had a good time and I was glad to have him there. We also won the prize for being the most recently married (the fact that it was my SECOND marriage didn't factor in.)
Your man sounds like a "roll with things" kind of guy - so bring him. At the very least, the 2 of you might have a nice weekend getaway...

Alison said...

Chris isn't going....and neither am I! Mwahahaha!

NancyC said...

I just read this. For my 10th I went by myself. For my 20th my husband went with me. He had a pretty good time. I passed on my 25 and the 30 year. Not enough notice and over a holiday.